Mary Marquiss works primarily in water-media because it allows her to build multiple, thin layers of paint, creating depth and texture in her work. The inspiration for her art comes from the beauty around her: the strength of a single flower, the mystery of a half opened door, or the voluptuous shape of a pear. Over the past several years she has found the patina of weathered materials like clay and stone extremely attractive. Her large format florals have received numerous awards from the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Mary teaches art classes in Bend, with a philosophy that encourages each student’s individual style. Her original art and limited edition prints can be seen at The Tumalo Art Co. gallery.
Mary also teaches watercolor, collage and Create a Family Cookbook classes and more. Visit her website for class schedules.
She is a graduate of the University of Oregon.